The story behind the story It has been the underground success of the DC Universe over the past year and a bit, and thereâ€™s no need to guess why: itâ€™s Green Lantern, and Hal Jordan is simply one of the greatest characters ever to be written. So to disclaimer this review let me say two things; I love Hal Jordan, and I love origin stories. I disclaimer it for a reason; many of you may have already seen the amount of trash talk that has gone around about this issue of Green Lantern. But as much trash talk is, it
Or – “Roy G. Biv!Â Easy as 1-2-Thriv!Â Roy G. Biv, 1-2-Thriv, Baby You & Miv!” The irony of the current run on Green Lantern?Â When Hal was removed from office in 1994, part of the reasoning was that having the entire Corps made Green Lantern less unique…Â Now, with thousands of Lanterns running about, as well as the Sinestro Corps, the Zamaron’s potential Corps, Ganthet and Sayd’s Blue Lantern Corps of Hope, The Black Lanterns, as well as the Plaid Lanterns of Bismoll (I may have possibly made one of them up) somebody at DC has finally realized what
Variety is reporting that Greg Berlanti has been hired by Warner Bros. to write and direct the Green Lantern movie. Berlanti will share writing duties with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. Guggenheim, who works with Berlanti as a writer-producer on “Brothers & Sisters,” wrote the Marvel comicbooks “Amazing Spider-Man,” “Wolverine” and “Blade.” Green, the “Heroes” co-exec producer who worked with Berlanti on “Everwood” and “Jack & Bobby,” wrote the Marvel Comics title “Superman/Batman” and was a writer-producer on “Smallville.” It’s good to see that even a big name mag like Variety has a problem remembering Superman/Batman is a DC title
Or – “Totally Missed This One Last Week.” Okay, now it’s just getting troublesome… I don’t have the slightest idea how I didn’t catch this one when I did my “purchase for review” pile last Wednesday, but somehow I did. Mea culpa. Anyway, we’re knee-deep in the Sinestro Corps War, and Earth’s various Lanterns are all feeling the pain, while their green brothers are getting killed in space. The Guardians are likewise in disarray, and it’s liable to get worse afore it gets better. Remember Cyborg Superman? Tom Welling Prime? How ’bout the evil tupperware masked Parallax? They’re all ready
Or – “Lethal Force From A Green Lantern Seems Like A Contradiction…” I’ve mentioned in previous coverage of the Sinestro Corp War that I think the Guardians of the Universe may be making a mistake in releasing the ‘No Lethal Force’ directive on the GLC’s power rings. Yes, it’s a hoary old cliche, and yes, the Corps is facing the most deadly threat of their history, but I’m honestly troubled by Green Lanterns becoming killers. Of course, the Sinestro Corps is bringing the pain on a global scale, and they’re shooting to kill, but isn’t giving GLC members additional power
In its latest press release, DC Comics has announced a whole lotta comics going back to press. Among them are Green Lantern 323, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Parallax #1, Birds of Prey: Between Dark and Dawn TP, Planetary: Crossing Worlds TP, and Supergirl: Power TP. “It’s really gratifying to have readers respond to the PARALLAX Special this way, because we set out to do something different with it,” says writer Ron Marz. “The Sinestro Corps War storyline has been full of slam-bang, widescreen action, so we wanted the Parallax chapter to be a change of pace — more of
Booster v. Sinestro Time travel adventures are going to be a pretty hot item over the next couple of years. Legion of Super-heroes are bouncing all around time, Journeyman is scoring high on NBC, and Booster Gold and Rip Hunter are tripping through the time stream. The debut issue was an awesome smack in the face that made me want to follow the adventures of Rip, Booster, and Skeets. As I swim through my growing pile of issues not yet read, issue #2 floated to the surface. Did Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz hit another ball out of the ballpark?
Or – “That Cover Looks Really Familiar…” That right there is an “Oh, $#!+” moment… If you were around in 1985-1986, you may remember the sheer scope and breathtaking change that the original Crisis On Infinite Earths heralded. This was staid and steady DC here, the company known for the status quo, and infinite variations on a theme (Kryptonian renegades from the Phantom Zone! The Joker has committed crimes that start with J, then O, then K, but where will he strike next?) and even the shock value of Supergirl’s death could be one-upped by the sacrifice of a FOUNDING
With the fans rapid for Sinestro Corps War, DC has announced three more sold out titles will be heading back to press. The GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14 Third Printing, “Sinestro Corps War” Part 3, features a recolored version of the original cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins. The GREEN LANTERN #22 Second Printing, “Sinestro Corps War” Part 4, features a recolored version of the original cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert. The GREEN LANTERN CORPS #15 Second Printing, “Sinestro Corps War” Part 5, features a pencils-only version of the cover art by Patrick Gleason. All three issues are
DC Comics sent us a run down of all the Sinestro Corps War tie-in issues coming out in the next couple of months. If you missed out on the Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1, then you missed one hell of an issue. You also might have a hard time finding it in stores, as it has sold out three different times. DC announced it will be going back to press for a fourth printing, so it should be in your hands soon. DC hasn’t announced what it will do with the other sold out issues.
Or – “Two Crossover Issues Involving The Color Green In A Row…” It’s a Verdant Monday at Major Spoilers! When last we saw the Green Lantern Corps, Sinestro’s evil plan is proceeding as written, with the Guardians in disarray, Mogo under assault, John Stewart and Guy Gardner MIA, Kyle Rayner possessed by Parallax, and Ion under lock and key. The myriad Sinestro Corps members have been killing Lanterns left, right, and center leaving the Corps more and more thinly stretched. Hal Jordan has taken the fight directly to Qward, but even the man once called ‘Greatest Lantern of Them All’
Or – “Cry Havoc, And Let Slip The Translucent Yellow Energy Dogs Of War.” The first shots have been fired, and the GLC is forced to regroup from the completely unexpected attack of Sinestro. The inter-Corps Worps… Err, Car War… CORPS WAR, rather, has begun, and the first salvo was quick and brutal, fitting the personality of the vicious former Korugarian dictator who masterminded it all. With Lanterns by the dozens killed, the most experienced of the space cops sporting bloody noses, and even the Torchbearer himself corrupted, I (and more than a few of the GL’s) are wanting to
After reading Matthew’s review of Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special, you might be of the mind to rush to your local shop to grab a copy now so you can brace yourself for the oncoming unslaught of the Anti-Monitor. Good luck… DC Comics has announced the issue has completely sold out at retails stores. This is completely different than selling out at Diamond Comics distributors as it means you will be pressed to find this issue in stock. However, hope is on the horizon. The company says it is going back to press for a second printing, and plan to